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Application: Speedo Uses CFD Technology To Launch World's Fastest Swimsuit
Posted Thu March 11, 2004 @09:14AM
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Application Sheffield based Fluent Europe Limited has been working with Speedo International Limited, the world's leading swimwear brand, to bring Formula One design methodologies to the Olympic swimming pool with the launch of the fastest swimsuit in the world, FASTSKIN FSII. Born in the Speedo Aqualab (Speedo's research and development headquarters), FASTSKIN FSII increases speed by reducing passive drag by up to 4% more than the next best suit and is set to help swimmers improve their performance in Athens this summer.

Speedo's research and development team began the development of FASTSKIN FSII after the Sydney Olympics by evaluating emerging engineering technologies that would enable them to take swimsuit design to a new level. Speedo identified a technology never before used in swimwear development - Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).

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Events: CFdesign Partners with PTC at CeBIT
Posted Wed March 10, 2004 @02:51PM
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News Blue Ridge Numerics will showcase its Upfront CFD solution for Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire at CeBIT, March 18 - 24, in Hannover Germany.

Integrated with Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire, CFdesign puts full-functionality fluid flow and heat transfer simulation upfront in the product development process, where product performance can be optimized and product innovations discovered.

Visitors to CeBIT can participate in live demonstrations of CFdesign throughout the event in Hall 5, Exhibit C18.

For more information and to arrange appointments with a member of the Blue Ridge Numerics team at CeBIT, contact Dr. Stefan Reul in Germany at 040 / 81 18 40.

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CEI Adds Macintosh OS X Support
Posted Mon March 08, 2004 @04:38PM
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Post Processing CEI has added support for the Macintosh OS X platform to its EnSight, EnSight Gold, EnLiten, EnVideo and EnVe visualization products.

EnSight and EnSight Gold are software for visualizing, analyzing and communicating computational results for automotive, aerospace, chemical and scientific visualization problems. EnLiten, EnVideo and EnVe are free software packages that provide an easy way to use EnSight animations for collaboration and communication.

CEI officially supports the Panther (10.3) version of Mac OS X, which includes support from Apple for X11 graphics. The company recommends that Jaguar (10.2) users upgrade to Panther for its software enhancements and improved X11 support. EnSight, EnSight Gold and EnLiten are currently X11-based applications. EnVideo and EnVe are already native Mac OS applications.

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Events: CD adapco Group at SAE 2004
Posted Fri March 05, 2004 @10:35AM
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News The CD adapco Group will be demonstrating their latest products at the upcoming SAE World Congress.

The Group will be demonstrating the latest version of its CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) code STAR-CD, which has enhanced capability for simulating the wide range of flow processes in and around vehicles including external aerodynamics, underhood thermal management, engine and aftertreatment processes, climate control and more.

The company’s next generation CFD code STAR CCM+, which uses “computational continuum mechanics” methodology will also be demonstrated. This has the ability to achieve fast solutions on arbitrary polyhedral meshes, and provides object-oriented architecture, enhanced multiphysics and state-of-the-art coupled solver technology.

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CEI Helps Los Alamos National Labs Win Award
Posted Wed March 03, 2004 @09:51AM
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News Visualization scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) have worked with CEI, maker of EnSight visualization software, to earn a Defense Program Award of Excellence from the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

The award recognizes LANL's advanced visualization capabilities within the new Metropolis Center for Modeling and Simulation. The center supports more than 300 physicists, computer scientists and engineers. Completed in 2001, the visualization facilities allow scientists to see and understand the results of the large data sets they produce – often hundreds of millions of cells in size.

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Events: Outreach for CFD Open Day
Posted Tue March 02, 2004 @02:15PM
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News While the use of CFD continues to grow in large industry, smaller companies in particular are finding it hard to gain access to powerful computers and expensive software. However, a new initiative plans to change that by offering affordable CFD to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The CFD Outreach Initiative has been organised by the Institute of CFD, based at the Universities of Oxford and Reading, and the European Research Community on Flow, Turbulence and Combustion (ERCOFTAC).

The initiative aims to put SMEs in touch with the most appropriate expert for their particular problem, and will give the companies access to the same expertise as their larger competitors - but without upfront fees.

Now the Outreach is hosting an Open Day to discuss, present and offer advice on fluid dynamics, aimed at small and medium sized companies. The open day will concentrate on the commercial advantages of CFD for small companies by presenting case studies which illustrate how small businesses have derived real commercial benefit from the application of CFD.

The meeting, which is free to all participants, will be held Monday 22nd March 2004 at the University of Reading Black Horse House.

Book your free place early to avoid disappointment by contacting Bette Byrne ICFD Secretary on 01865 273 883 or at

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